There will be a next Alpine Rendez-Vous!

The 3rd Alpine Rendez-Vous will be organised in the region around Grenoble, France and take place January 28th - february 1st 2013.

For more information, visit the website!

2nd STELLARnet Alpine Rendez-Vous in the French Alps 27th to 31st March 2011

The 2nd STELLARnet Alpine Rendez-Vous took place in March 2011 in the French Alps.  

There are pictures from the event in a flickr photostream and the talk given by PhD award winner Yishay Mor has been added to the podcast list.


The TEL Opera will soon be available in!









  WORKSHOP 1 :     


“Early Years and Technology: The design and evaluation of technology to support young children’s learning”     


 Co-Organised by       




 The workshop will examine recent innovations in technologies to support early learning and examine how these address the specific needs of this age group. Early Learning in this context will refer to the years around children’s transition to school ,3-7 years, although this will clearly between European countries.     


Workshop 1 access to call   

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 "Methods and Models of Next Generation Technology Enhanced Learning "      


 Co-Organised by      


 Open University Institut of Educational Technology, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes-United Kingdom       



This is a proposal for an international workshop on “methods and models of next generation technology enhanced learning”,TEL to be organised as part of  the “Alpine Rendez-vous 2011” within the framework of the STELLAR Network of Excellence .     

This workshop is directly related to the TEL Grand Challenge of “Orchestrating Learners” by setting the scene for developing methodological innovations for next generation technology enhanced learning.Within this challenge, the workshop will examine the question relating to the role of assessment and evaluation in learning, by reflecting on current innovative methods of assessment and evaluation, exploring the potential to develop, revise or extend these methods, and making connections with research and design for learning.       


 Workshop 2 access to call     

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 Neurosciences, Technology & Learning : Areas & Issues for Interdisciplinary Progress"      

 Co-organised by    


 This workshop aims to bring together TEL researchers and specialists in neuroscience    


The workshop will be by invitation-only, although priority will be given to active researchers within the TEL field who express interest in using findings from neuroscience to inform their research. Additionally, workshop attendance will be appropriately balanced to provide sufficient expert opinion from neuroscience, psychology and education.


Workshop 3 access to call  

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WORKSHOP 4      


Structuring online collaboration though 3 Ts : task time & teams”      


  Co-organised by:     


Instituto Tecnologie Didattiche, Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche, Genova, Italy  




 The debate about how it is possible to support students’ online collaboration has focused, among others, on whether, to what extend and under what circumstances structuring the interactions among students enhances the effectiveness of collaborative processes (Demetriadis et al…, 2009). While some studies support the claim that an excess of freedom in the way collaborative tasks are proposed may fail to engage all team members in productive interactions (Hewitt, 2005, Bell 2004, Liu & Tsai, 2008, Demetriadis et al. , 2009) others maintain that there is a danger in over-scripting collaborative learning activities (Dillenbourg, 2002), in that too much guidance, due to an excess of structure of the task, may hinder learners creativity, flexibility and ability to self-regulate, therefore jeopardizing the co-construction of knowledge and ultimately causing a loss of effectiveness of the learning process    

 Workshop 4 access to call

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 “Exploring The Fitness and Evolvability of Personnal Learning Environments (EFEPLE’10)”   


 Co-organised by       


In the recent decade a plethora of interactive software tools1, be they open source or proprietary, have emerged and perished in the realm of technology-enhanced learning (TEL). Some of these tools (e.g. Moodle) have originally been designed for supporting learning and teaching whilst others (e.g. Weblog) have been adapted for educational purposes. Concomitantly, there have also been surge and demise of contents, social networks, and activities associated with the use of these TEL tools. It is intriguing to understand what factors contribute to their rises and falls, and how.  


1 Here the term ‘software tools’ is broadly referred to technological products and services.


   Workshop 5 access to call   

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 WORKSHOP 6      

“dataTEL – Data Sets for Technology Enhanced Learning”  


 Co-organised by    


Personalisation and analysis of user interaction data is a key approach to overcome the plethora of information in the knowledge society. It is expected that personalised learning has the potential to reduce delivery costs, to create more effective learning environments and experiences, to accelerate study time, and to increase collaboration between learners. Recommender systems and information filtering are some of the promising technologies to support people in finding most suitable information and peer learners. They are increasingly applied in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in various European projects (TENCompetence, Opencout, APOSDELE, ROLE, STELLAR,Organic.Edunt, VOAR3R) in order to personalise learning content and connect suitable peer learners according to their ontext (individual needs, preferences, and learning goals).


 Workshop 6 access to call

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“Multiple perspective on multiple representations : MUPEMURE” 

  Co-organised by     


Our understanding of science and topics such as statistics, photosynthesis, the water cycle, etc. is strongly evoked and guided by how these topics are graphically or textually represented in text books or online environments. Sharing multiple perspectives on multiple representations (MUPEMURE) can affect the course and type of learners’ reasoning by disambiguating discourse, fostering self-explanation and elaboration, and by strengthening a shared task focus. We combine latest technology for creating, modifying and sharing representations in CSCL scenarios with intelligent tutoring, group awareness and scripting approaches. 

 Workshop 7 access to call  

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« Leveraging Researcher Multivocality for Insights on Collaborative Learning”  

Co-organised by


The workshop targets researchers in the Learning Sciences, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) communities who are interested in how human interaction leads to learning. Such researchers come from many different disciplines (psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, computer science, didactics, etc...) and thus eploy diverse methods in pursuing their specific research goals as well as hold diverse theoretical assumptions in relation to theses goals. Many of us are interested in the richness that an interdisciplinary approach to studying learning in human interaction can provide, but in order to profit from this, we must find a systematic way of leveraging our diversity to further our understanding in spite of potential incommensurable differences that may occur across traditions. Recognizing this diversity as a necessary multivocality has led our group to reflect upon ways in which such multivocality can be productive for the communities involved. In particular our objective is to make progress towards better understanding the role of human interaction in learnin an understanding that should transcend disciplinary boundaries. This workshop proposes a systematic method for promoting fresh dialogue between the relevant research traditions with the objective of making new claims about learning.  

 Workshop 8 access to call

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JTEL Winter School
The JTEL Winter School brings interdisciplinary doctoral researchers together in order to provide intense research training and to foster cross-domain collaboration. The event will engage participants in high-level courses and workshops with leading scientists. These workshops and lectures focus on theoretical, methodological, educational, and technological issues of relevance to TEL research, providing space for interaction, group work, and informal discussions. Doctoral candidates will also be expected to present their own research for constructive feedback from other participants of the Winter School.
The 2011 JTEL Winter School is held in conjunction with the Alpine Rendez-vous in La Clusaz, France.  
Deadline for applications: 13 December 2010


TEL-Europe portal for doctoral students

Programme Committee:              Reviewer Board:


Nicolas Balacheff (CNRS)                                  Nicolas Balacheff (CNRS)

Rosa Bottino (CNR-ITD)                                     Marco Bettoni

Daniel Burgos (ATOS)                                       Rosa Bottino (CNR-ITD)

Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)                                  Daniel Burgos (ATOS)

Frank Fischer (LMU)                                         Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)

Hans Spada (UF)                                              Frank Fischer (LMU)

Francesca Pozzi (CNR-ITD)                               Monique Grandbastien (UHP)

Peter Scott (UKOU)                                          Beatrice Ligorio (CRE)

Marcus Specht (OUNL)                                     Kristine Lund (CNRS)

Sue Timmis (UB)                                              Cher Ping (HKIEd)

                                                                       Francesca Pozzi (CNR-ITD)

                                                                       Carolyn P. Rosé (CMU)                       

                                                                       Hans Spada (UF)

                                                                       Marcus Specht (OUNL)

                                                                       Martin Wolpers (FIT)


Alpines Rendez- Vous 2011

For further informations on calls or on this page please contact and

Link to Alpine Rendez-Vous 2009, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Transport to "La Clusaz"

Only for the weekend Direct from Geneva Airport


Only for the weekend Direct from Lyon St Exupéry Airport

Altibus Ste Exupry - La Clusaz.pdf

Weekday From Geneva Airport with change in Annecy "Gare routière"

Week day Geneva Airport to La Clusaz.pdf

Weekday From Lyon St Exupery Airport with change in Annecy "Gare routière"

Week day Lyon St Exupery Airport to La Clusaz.pdf